Safer Internet: Maintain Privacy for Your Kids

Why?

  • parental controls- Younger people may be more at risk:
  • - Their information will persist for much longer, with greater impacts on future careers, relationships, etc.
  • - They may be more naive / impulsive
  • - Technology can be addictive; difficult to constantly adjust privacy settings
  • - Older people may have memory / judgment impairments

Summary

  • nsaAdvice could also apply to infants, grandkids, aging parent / partners
  • Technology, e.g., parental controls, might help, though they might be tech-savvy enough to bypass; it's much more important to teach awareness and safer online practices
  • Remember that whatever you post about your children (text, photos, videos) will be online forever
  • Avoid posting anything that can give away your child's location or that might embarrass the child later in life
  • [Refs]: "Identity Theft Poses Extra Troubles for Children"
  • [Refs]: "FTC to review complaint that YouTube Kids over-advertises to children"

References

Android

Infant

iOS

Internet of Things, Toys

macOS

  • Configuring Parental Controls Mac: Apps; Web; People, Game Center; Time Limits; Camera, Dictation, Dictionary, Printer, Account Password, CD/DVD burning; 3/7/2013

Phones

School

Shopping

Social Media, YouTube